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iPad advice.

This Christmas I am going to buy an iPad. There are 4 options available. As I'm a technical numpty, could someone advise me please. I want a full size one, but which is best value for money?

iPad 2 - 16Gb wifi only is about 299
iPad 4 - 16Gb wifi only is about 380
iPad air - 16Gb wifi only is about 399.

If I buy an iPad 2, would I really be missing out in use over one of the later variants?
I used an iPad 2 next to an iPad 4 recently and I couldn't see much difference.
 
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The chip in the iPad Air is 7th Generation and therefore faster than the others. Yes you will notice the difference in a year or so when you can't upgrade the 2 or 4 to the latest iOS but to an extent it depends what you want it for.
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I just got an air for 329.00 inc delivery last Monday from play.com but think it was a one day offer.
 
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Do not buy a 2.

The screen and chip are hugely outdated. When watching videos or looking at pictures you'll see the difference. you won't see an individual pixel on a 4 or air, yet will on a 2. try it next time you're in currys or wherever. (and make sure it's a 2 that you're comparing to a 4, not a 4 compared with a 4/air. Believe me, even they can mix them up, I used to work at a pc world. (same company)
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Currys/PC world are also doing a very good cashback deal at the moment.

Pick any of them, but not the 2. Even the 3 is acceptable as it has the better retina screen.

Apple iPad - Cheap Apple iPad Deals | Currys
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Air back on deal today at play.com ......329
 
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399 on their homepage.


Found it it's a 3rd party merchant.
 
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399 on their homepage.


Found it it's a 3rd party merchant.
Same one we got I think ....Spencer Mann , took about 7 days to arrive , genuine deal brand new & sealed
 
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Work have given me an ipad, not sure what mark it is but it has 3G, wireless and 64GB how can i tell which model it is.
 
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Is the charger port about 5mm wide or about 2cm wide?
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Is the charger port about 5mm wide or about 2cm wide?

2cm.
 
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2cm.
then it's an early one.

go to-

settings:general:about

and you'll get a model number you can google
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Cheers, so i want be able to upgrade to the new ios, will i be missing out on a lot?
 
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It will be an iPad 3 or 'The New iPad' as they call it, the 4 is called the 'iPad with retina display).

They're stupid like that.

You will be able to upgrade to iOS7 Though honestly, I prefer iOS5/iOS6 over the new one, it's cack.
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Might get a new one next year, this was a freebie so nothing lost.
 
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It will be an iPad 3 or 'The New iPad' as they call it, the 4 is called the 'iPad with retina display).

They're stupid like that.

You will be able to upgrade to iOS7 Though honestly, I prefer iOS5/iOS6 over the new one, it's cack.
IPad 3 was the retina, iPad 4 was the 'New'

Based on current iOS 7 compatibility I expect the next major release will drop support for A5 powered devices.
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We've got a 32gb 2 & a 64gb 4. Both are great but the latter has some serious grunt & is capable of editing GoPro vids easily
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Seen some good deals on the retina so i might treat myself then i will ebay this older one im using.
 
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